Monday, July 13, 2009

I sat at the White House phone again...

Did I mention I have a cool internship?

I sat at the desk again today--just in case the White House called. Unfortunately, they didn't. I guess they're too busy with the Governor, the Sotomayor Senate hearings and announcing a new surgeon general. Nevertheless, I took my job seriously. As usual.
I've had incredible experiences and met some awesome people. Despite my excitement and fun, one of my friends keeps asking me if I ever do anything "real."

So here are a few highlights and proof that i actually work on the job:

Today I helped set up for a press conference, attend the pres conference, and take down the stuff once it was done. I watched reporters do their thing and press ladies hand out media kits. I was right in the middle of the hubbub. It was great! It was definitely a PR person's dream come true! I guess it's a good thing that's what I'm studying, huh?

Not only was it a cool press conference with the Lieutenant Governor, but it dealt with big people and big things. Torah Bright was there (she's a professional snowboarder and winner of the most recent X-Games).

(photo courtesy

She came to promote the Dew Tour and its recent inception of Utah into their new Winter tour beginning next year. (Utah is now the only state to host both the summer and winter tours.)

A native of Australia, she calls Utah her "second home." I decided I wasn't vain enough to take my picture next to her, but when I found out later that she is LDS, too, I decided I regret not sticking around for the opportunity.
There were several members of the media there. Props to the Salt Lake Tribune for being the first to post an article on the press conference.

I also met Don Schain. You might have heard of some movies he produced: High School Musical (1, 2, and 3).

(Photo Courtesy Governor's Office, found at

Here he is with some filmmakers, honoring Governor Huntsman as Producer of the Year. I was standing behind the girl taking the picture. Promise.

And I work with a whole office staff of great friends. It's definitely been worth it and a summer to remember. I'm just glad it's not over yet.

Oh...and I came across this picture the other day. It made me laugh, so I thought I'd pass the smile along: